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Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort

Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
+63 38 502 9003
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Filipino, Continental, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol. The all-day menu, developed by Chef Raphael Ongchiong, emphasizes freshness, clarity of ingredients, and local availability. Saffron offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Boholano heritage cuisine, alongside a wide range of Continental and Asian food favorites. The Chef's culinary artistry is met with an excellent selection of wines, signature cocktails, and gourmet beverages. A 162-seat dining venue, Saffron is casual and welcoming, with a decor to match. Sea-inspired accent lighting, all-weather woven furniture, and hand-carved driftwood create a dramatic poolside ambiance that serves to elevate guests' dining experience.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cannot fault the lunches and dinners we set here. Although not a huge choice what we had was excellent. Nicely presented, very tasty. Excellent chicken ceaser salad and club sandwich. Beautifully prepared fish dishes and crispy calamari. Breakfast a bit more hit and miss but reasonable choice and the best mango ever.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Saffron restaurant is not available to walk-in customers. We were not allowed to eat here since we were not guests. It has a fabulous little bluff with a great view.

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United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had their buffet we dine. I was surprised for the selection - they have salad, bread, soup, main, dessert, seafoods and meats. We love their king prawns,white marlin, mango shake and amareto sour. Just perfect! Also the waiters are very friendly and well trained. What's not good about the restaurant is the building, you get wet when you dine... More 

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Me and my husband had a dinner date here last September,to simply celebrate our anniversary.I booked ahead for that dinner, and upon booking,the staff asked me if that would be a special dinner..so i told her that it would be a simple anniversary dinner date. We arrived there at around 7pm, we were surprised with the set-up..it was a candle... More 

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Michelle H, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rhinee, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner date at Saffron Restaurant. I have shared your kind words with our Chefs and staff and we are delighted to have been a part of your celebration. We wish you all the best and we look forward to welcoming you back at Amorita! More 

Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The service is exceptional but they are let down (slightly) by the quality of the cooking. It lets down the 5-star rating somewhat.

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QCPhilippines
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119 reviews 119 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The buffet breakfast had salad, some bread,fruits,pancakes,rice, bacon, ,mango juice,lemonade,coffee etc. Not much choice compared to other 5 star hotels. We also had lunch there. We had the mongolian bbq. We liked it. I specially liked the grilled meat and huge sausage. Costs only 500 pesos per person. I also liked their mango shake 180 pesos per glass.

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Michelle H, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Travelafeme, Thank you for taking the time to review Saffron Restaurant. Your comments are very important to us. I apologize if our buffet spread did not meet your expectations. We try our best to deliver a high-quality spread to suit varying tastes and preferences of our guests. Rest assured we are always looking for ways to improve. I’m happy... More 

British Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food is very good, a little pricey but it comes with great service, very friendly, warm and attentive staff. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance. Steps away from the infinity pool and just a few minutes away from the beach. I love the buffet breakfast. It's an open air restaurant so if you don't want to be bugged... More 

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear MimiBC, Thank you so much for your review of Saffron at Amorita! We're glad you loved the service and the food. Our Chef developed our menu to offer both Continental and Asian cuisine favorites, and we offer delicious Boholano dishes, too, like the chicken halang-halang and fish sinanglay. We can't wait to welcome you back soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We ate breakfast and dinner here for 5 nights in a row and each time the food was fresh and the service was attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kacey2013, Wow! Thank you for dining at Saffron Restaurant for 5 days in a row. And we appreciate your words about the freshness of our food; this is what our Chef has committed to during the development of our menu. On your next visit to the Philippines, we hope you’ll swing by our restaurant again and remember: you are... More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was included in the buffet during breakfast and dinner, and I had to refill my plate a couple of times because it tasted incredible. It was the perfect crisp on the outside and perfect softness on the inside. I would go back to Amorita just for this!!

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear littlebigtraveler, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Saffron Restaurant, the place for signature Boholano recipes and gastronomic delights. We are glad you loved the churros! Many chocolate lovers keep coming back to our restaurant, too, just for this. Just know you are always welcome back here at Saffron. See you again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great tasting food. Appealed to my international group of friends. Clever and attractive presentation of dishes. delicious, imaginative. Nice location, great views of the beach. Cons: Pests - blacked ants numerous and were on tables and plates. Quite unattractive. During the day birds can give you a run. Don't leave food you still want to eat unattended. Slow service -... More 

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cloudatlas2013, Thanks for sharing your review of the Saffron Restaurant to the entire TripAdvisor community! We are glad that you and your friends liked the food in our Panglao Island restaurant, and we're even happier that you recognized the great views of the beach. Thank you for also listing the cons. We take your feedback very seriously, and we... More 

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Additional Information about Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort

Address: Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 38 502 9003
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Panglao Island
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino, Continental, International

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